George H.W. Bush and the attempted assassination of Reagan: CIA source corroborates Roger Stone story

In Roger Stone’s book Jeb! and The Bush Crime Family, and in an interview with Rich Zeoli of 1210 WPHT, Roger Stone states he believes George H.W. Bush was behind the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, because Reagan was detrimental to Bush’s goal of furthering a one world government:

“Al Haig, Reagan’s Secretary of State and Vice President George Bush are fighting over control of foreign policy. George ‘Poppy’ Bush is for the ‘New World Order.’ Haig has the quaint notion that he’s Reagan’s man. This is supposed to be Reagan’s foreign policy, more conservative than what Bush wants. There are two different executive orders sitting on Reagan’s desk. One giving authority to Haig. One giving authority to Bush…Then there’s an assassination attempt on Reagan and he comes back, three days into his hospital stay he signs the order putting George Bush in charge of the machinery.”

The CIA contractor who provided valuable insight on Vance Mills, Jimmy Renfro, Johnny Asher, the Shacklefords and other players in the Bluegrass Conspiracy, knew President Reagan personally. In our March 2019 conversation, he told me this story about Reagan’s assassination:

“I was on Reagan’s task force, I was on a senatorial advisory board, under Reagan. I know too much…I know so much, you know how much I know right now, it’s just a fraction of what I know.

“At Scripps is where they program and reprogram all CIA agents in California, and that’s where they reprogrammed Reagan.

“Now you know that H.W. Bush was at Hinckley’s father’s home when Reagan was shot, don’t you? It’s not real common [knowledge] but it was pretty well known…

“I was flying from Dulles to…Knoxville and I was talking to an engineer, and we landed at either Memphis or Nashville, and the plane had just set down, and I was talking to this engineer who was building that Nissin plant there, we were having a friendly conversation, and the nose of the plane sat down and the pilot came on and said ‘Reagan has just been assassinated. Reagan’s been shot.’ And my first words were, ‘That S.O.B.!’

“That engineer climbed up and hit me. I grabbed ahold of him and said ‘Wait a minute, wait a minute.’ He said, ‘Nobody calls Reagan an S.O.B.’ I said ‘I’m not talking about Reagan. I’m talking about Bush.’ It was common knowledge through The Group [that Bush wanted Reagan gone].

“They had to break it up, the stewardesses. That engineer wanted to do me in. So anyway, when we got to Knoxville, if I remember right it was the Knoxville Sentinel newspaper and they had what I’m telling you on the headline of the paper [that H.W. Bush was at Hinckley’s father’s home when Reagan was shot].

“Baker then picked all those newspapers, he had the governor told, he said ‘Pick up all those newspapers.’

“Reagan, he was put in Scripps; that was where they could program or reprogram. You know the stress of CIA agents, if you can’t make it back in society you don’t see the light of day. It’s like our troops coming back from Iraq and stuff like that: they’ll get rid of you or else you do what they want you to.”

The attempt on Reagan’s life symbolized a transfer of power, thrusting America and the world closer to the goal of a one world government.

It was around this same time period, the 1980s, that I believe an acquisition of the secret facilities at Cumberland Gap became an important part of their plan.

Happily ever after: Betty Carnes and Vance Mills- fake deaths, fresh start?

In an interview given to Partin’s attorney Clay Bedford, one of Betty Carnes’ coworkers gives a glimpse into Betty’s romantic life in the days leading up to her disappearance:

“‘There’s a man that I’ve went out with a couple of times that his wife–might have found out,’ and [Betty] said, ‘I think maybe she might’ve put that out there wrote that on there’ but [Betty] said ‘I don’t know’–”

Betty had a new boyfriend.

“But she didn’t name no names.”

Was that boyfriend Vance Mills?

Vance and Betty surely would have known each other, given Betty and Judy Smith’s close friendship, and the fact Judy’s husband Donnie was dealing the drugs Vance was regularly flying in from Mexico.

A “cast of characters” drawn up by another of Betty’s coworkers discussed Betty and Judy’s friendship:

Were Betty and Judy flying to their exotic shopping destinations via Vance Mills’ “Friendly Skies”? Remember, Vance was the owner of two aircraft: an MU-2 jet and a twin engine Cessna:


We know Vance was married. Vance was not a faithful husband. He enjoyed the company of other women. It earned him a sexual harassment suit at one point. And most knew about his longtime girlfriend, C. B.

A person with ties to Vance’s long term girlfriend disclosed she was often harassed and mentally tortured by a member of Vance’s family. More than once, Vance had to replace the girlfriend’s car when the family member’s jealous rage was expressed without restraint upon the vehicle.

It sounds reminiscent of the problems Betty had started having: her car was vandalized more than once. Harassing ads had been placed in the newspaper. She started receiving upsetting, anonymous typed letters.

A new, mysterious boyfriend. The flights to exotic shopping locales. Another work friend mentioned how Betty seemed to have more money than what her job could afford her. Vance was a millionaire; Betty was already running in his circle. It is not a stretch to ask if they became involved.

A year and a half after Betty’s disappearance, on the evening of April 28, 1995, Vance Mills was allegedly killed in a car wreck . Jimmy Renfro, Vance’s close friend and business partner, was the driver. There is a reason I say “allegedly killed:” if evidence points that Betty Carnes could not have been the body in the barrel at Tremco, who’s to say that was really Vance Mills in that car wreck? Bodies were plentiful when you were involved in the nursing home business, and your friends owned nursing homes and funeral parlors, too.

I find the wreck suspicious. Why was Jimmy driving Vance’s car? More importantly, why does the social security death index list Vance’s date of death the 15th of April, thirteen days before the actual wreck that was supposed to have claimed his life?

This many “errors” surrounding the deaths of both Vance Mills and Betty Carnes seems unlikely and suspicious.(See “Depraved Indifference Part 2: the autopsy of Betty Carnes- or was it?”) Imagine being in neck-deep with the cartel, and you discover one of your partners (Donnie Baker) had turned on you and was now working with Tom Handy (the full capacity in which Donnie Baker was partnering with Handy is not known, but sources indicate a link between the Handy household and Baker’s illegal enterprises.)

How far might someone go to start a new life, on a new continent, with a new love, surrounded by sea and sun instead of prison bars, or worse, six feet of cold dirt?


Casolaro’s Octopus, The Kings, and the Cumberland Gap Conspiracy

The ties may be innocuous, meaningful, or in some cases, may not exist at all. These diagrams are for your further research.

Here is my blog post about the nitrogen/hydrogen plant I think is hidden in the mountain at Cumberland Gap. 


The Rats Nest- or Arm of the Octopus?


Did KSP Trooper Mike Smith destroy human remains and DNA evidence in the Betty Carnes case?

Mike Smith is now the sheriff of Knox County, Kentucky.

Please examine the two following documents, one an excerpt from the trial, the others, two chain of custody evidence logs:

(“TH” is Tom Handy, Commonwealth Attorney, and “GN” is George Nichols.)


Below is a document supporting what George Nichols tells Tom Handy: a portion of Betty Carnes’ remains were released to Trooper (now Sheriff) Mike Smith:

Is it ever acceptable to describe human remains have “no value”? Is it acceptable to put human remains in the garbage?

The hair sample, the only hair sample with a follicle that could have been tested for DNA, was also given to Trooper Smith. See the document below:

Is it safe to assume the DNA-containing follicle of hair was also “destroyed” and “put in garbage,” being designated as “no value?”

Both documents are signed by a “Tr Smith”- Trooper Smith.



Rooted in corruption: the early days of Tom Handy, former Commonwealth Attorney of Knox, Laurel counties

I was talking to a colleague the other day about how many innocent people I believe Tom Handy, former Commonwealth Attorney for Knox and Laurel counties, Kentucky, has wrongfully prosecuted: approximately half a dozen or so men and women I’ve uncovered so far. My friend made the comment, “Sometimes people just go bad.”

I believe Tom Handy was bad from the beginning.

The Defendant in the following documents (whose name I’ve redacted because he’s been through enough already) was, in my opinion, framed for an armed robbery he did not commit by Troopers Roland Huckabee and Jimmy Phelps (AKA Jimmie Phelps) . This theory is supported by the fact The Defendant received a letter from the alleged victim of the robbery stating that the victim “was sorry for causing (The Defendant) all that trouble and was going to drop the charges.”

It’s my opinion victims don’t normally write apology letters to the armed robber that held them up.

Furthermore, The Defendant, while young, 18 to be exact, had become successful financially and professionally: he owned his own body shop, ran a small trucking service comprised of three trucks, and had been made president of another hauling company. He had no reason to rob someone of $40 at gunpoint.

I think small-town, small-minded jealousy played a large part in getting The Defendant indicted for a crime I believe he did not commit. (As you will find out, not once, but twice.)

Would it surprise you to learn Officer Jimmy Phelps was not on duty when he and Trooper Huckabee went to The Defendant’s home with the alleged victim to accuse him of armed robbery? In fact, court testimony from the London City Police Chief Albert Davis affirms Jimmy Phelps would not have been on official business for the City of London at that time. In fact, Jimmy Phelps wasn’t scheduled to work that day at all. So what was he doing there?

The Defendant was asked under oath, “Has there been trouble in the past between you and Trooper Huckabee and you and city policeman Phelps?” and “Has Trooper Huckabee told you directly that he was going to ‘get you one way or the other?'” and “Did also city policeman Phelps tell you in words or substance that he was going to ‘get you’ also?” The Defendant answered “YES” each time.

Allegedly, the victim was “signaled” by a car on Interstate 75 to pull over on the side of the road, where he was then robbed at gunpoint.

Reading the alleged victim’s statement to police, I find it hard to believe The Defendant is going to turn around in the median, a maneuver reserved for law enforcement/public safety vehicles, then be confident enough to pull off and drive through the weigh station and back onto the highway, all to commit an armed robbery that anyone driving by is going to see immediately. I believe the vehicle had no fear of driving through the median and pulling off through the weigh station, actions performed by law enforcement, because the vehicle that “signaled” the alleged victim to pull over, was indeed law enforcement.

Not The Defendant.

Theory: you’re a 21-year old college student. You’re alone on the side of the road with people who wield enormous power over you. You’re hundreds of miles away from home in the wilds of southeast Kentucky. Your only thought is getting out of there in one piece. Are you going to do what these powerful people say? Maybe you were speeding. Maybe you swerved a little changing the radio station. Maybe you had a joint in the car. Whatever you did, you garnered the wrong people’s attention, and now you’re left with very little choice but to comply.

“I was traveling down Interstate 75 going south, and as I approached the scales on the interstate I noticed a car that was in the northbound lane and crossed the median and turned in the southbound lane, and proceeded south ahead of me. It turned off and went up into the scales and as I went south on the interstate, it came out…and pulled in behind me.”

True to the theme I’ve been emphasizing, you just can’t make this stuff up: the alleged robbery victim then drove to Tom Handy’s hotel, the Ramada, to report this alleged armed robbery on the highway.

At this point in time, Tom Handy is not yet a Commonwealth Attorney. He is a defense attorney. The Defendant hires Tom Handy, defense attorney, to represent him on the armed robbery charge. Tom Handy does so, right up until the trial.

Tom Handy started out as The Defendant’s regular defense attorney for the armed robbery case.
The Defendant states Tom Handy was his defense attorney.


Before it is time for The Defendant to actually go to trial for the armed robbery, a couple things happen: one, he is wrongfully charged with the murders of two businessmen, Horace Gill and Curtis Wilbur Murphy from Lakeland, Florida who were in Kentucky hoping to ride the coal boom, and two, his defense attorney Tom Handy, was made Assistant Commonwealth Attorney.

Tom Handy asks to be removed as The Defendant’s counsel for the armed robbery case because he is now an assistant prosecutor.
The Defendant states Tom Handy, his (defense) attorney who is now a Commonwealth Attorney, can’t be at the hearing that day.

So the defense attorney, Tom Handy, not only abandons his client, The Defendant, who is on trial for an armed robbery I believe he did not commit, Handy goes to work for the very office prosecuting The Defendant for that armed robbery, an office now also pursuing a wrongful murder charge against him.

What is one of the first things Tom Handy does as a new Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Knox and Laurel counties? He betrays The Defendant, his former client, by providing information about him to law enforcement:

Tom Handy gives information about his former client to law enforcement

To make matters worse, Tom Handy would go on to prosecute his former client, The Defendant, for these two murders!

Tom Handy says there is no reason The Defendant couldn’t get a fair trial in Laurel County.


The above newspaper article concerns The Defendant’s recanting of a statement that organized crime was involved in the murders of Horace Gill and Curtis Wilbur Murphy (from case file; publisher unknown):

“…a fourth suspect (The Defendant) renounced an earlier statement, saying he was induced by lawyers and attorneys to make the… false statement.

In his renunciation in court Tuesday, (The Defendant) claimed that officials obtained his signature to the statement by promising his leniency.

(The Defendant) testified at the Preliminary Hearing that the Officials threatened him with a longer sentence in another case (clearly the armed robbery case) and promised him leniency if cooperated. He accused a federal agent, a state police detective, two county attorneys, and the assistant commonwealth attorney of deceiving him when he gave a statement to police on July 8. (The Defendant) claimed he was ‘tricked, framed, fooled and deceived.’

‘It’s unfortunate that warrants were issued on the basis of his statement,’ said Tom Handy, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney.”

Tom Handy says it was ‘unfortunate’ that warrants were issued for organized crime gangsters/thugs that were regulars at Handy’s hotel(s): Frank Starkey (AKA Frank Delano Stanley) and Vanis Robbins.

It’s between these two cases, the armed robbery that I believe was not an armed robbery, and the murders of the two Florida businessmen, Gill and Murphy, that we learn Tom Handy did not eventually become corrupted as prosecutor: that horse was out of the barn from the beginning.

The Defendant would be convicted of the armed robbery charge but thankfully found innocent of the murder charges against him, unlike many other innocents who have had the terrible misfortune of crossing Tom Handy’s path since 1976.

If the flagrant disregard by Tom Handy of what’s fair and ethical in the justice system doesn’t anger you, then the conclusion (or lack thereof) of the Horace Gill and Curtis Wilbur Murphy double homicide case will. I believe Kentucky State Police and Tom Handy determined the true murderer of these men. But instead of an arrest and pursuing a case, the file was instead marked “closed.”




Note: the viable suspect had to take three separate polygraph tests before law enforcement could finally pronounce him “truthful.”

The case file did not include the polygraph results.


It’s clear Tom Handy and the KSP had the power to pursue a viable suspect for the Gill-Murphy double murder, but justice for these two businessmen was reduced to a polygraph test that had to be repeated three times to get a passing result for the suspect, who was then allowed to go free.

In less than half a page, the Kentucky State Police began cementing Tom Handy’s long, corrupt career as Commonwealth Attorney of Knox and Laurel counties, instead of upholding their core values, principles, and code of ethics:

“As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.”